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Study robotics abroad

An in-depth guide to studying robotics as an international student.

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Robotics degrees abroad

Robotics refers to the design, development, manufacturing, and use of automated machines. These machines are used across several settings, including healthcare, agriculture, and industry, to imitate human behaviors and improve both safety and productivity.

Robotics is a fast-growing field that blends engineering, computer science, mathematics, and design technology. You’ll learn about the theory and principles behind robotics and develop the practical application skills needed to begin a successful career in the sector.

Studying abroad is a fantastic opportunity to broaden your cultural horizons, improve your employability, and make lifelong memories. With a wider range of courses and universities to choose from, you’ll be sure to find the perfect destination for you.

Robotics program structure

You can study robotics across various levels and durations. Two-year associate degrees provide students with a comprehensive introduction into the field of robotics. They’re a useful stepping stone into entry-level employment or further study on a bachelor’s program.

Bachelor’s degrees in robotics are offered as either a BSc or a BEng. BSc programs are more theoretically-focused, whereas BEng courses involve more practical classes. Both programs are studied over a minimum of three years, but most universities will encourage students to complete an extra 12-month placement during their studies. Industry placements are an excellent way to gain work experience and network with professionals.

If you’re keen to further boost your employment prospects, you can earn a master’s degree. Some universities offer a four-year MEng program that combines the bachelor’s and master’s qualifications in one program. Or, you can study an MSc over one or two years.

For those wanting to achieve the highest formal degree possible, PhD programs in robotics are available. These research programs usually require four years of study.

Robotics programs are typically taught through lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical workshops, and laboratory sessions. This mixture of methods ensures that students develop an in-depth understanding of both the theoretical and practical aspects of robotics.

The content of robotics programs around the world will vary from university to university and country to country. However, most courses will include teaching in these key areas:

  • Introduction to robotics
  • Robotic systems engineering
  • Computer systems design
  • Robot dynamics
  • Mathematics
  • Kinematics
  • Machine locomotion
  • Programming

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Robotics study abroad programs

Robotics undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in robotics

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    Automation & Intelligent Robotics Engineering Technology - BSc Millersville University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    21,560 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 21,560 USD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Computer Systems Engineering and Robotics - BEng (Hons) London Metropolitan University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,672 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,700 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Electrical and Electronic Engineering: Robotics - BEng (Hons) Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    25,574 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 36,271 NZD

    Start date
    February
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    Engineering (Robotics) - BSc Arizona State University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    29,253 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 29,253 USD

    Start date
    January, May, August
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    Manufacturing Technology: Applied Robotics - BSBA Ohio Northern University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    34,715 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 34,715 USD

    Start date
    August, January
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Diploma in robotics

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    Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology – Automation and Robotics - OCADip Centennial College, Canada

    Program type
    Undergraduate diploma
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,180 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,531 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
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Robotics graduate programs

Master's in robotics

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    Engineering (Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering) - MEng RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    27,683 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 37,440 AUD

    Start date
    February, July
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    Engineering and Sustainable Technology Management: Industry 4.0: Automation, Robotics & 3D Manufacturing - MEng SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences, Germany

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,494 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 8,000 EUR

    Start date
    October, March
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    Mechanical Engineering: Robotics, Controls, and Mechatronics - MSME Cleveland State University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,960 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,960 USD

    Start date
    August, January, May
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    Robotics - MSc University of the West of England - UWE Bristol, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    18,090 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 13,000 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Robotics and Automation - MSc University West, Sweden

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,112 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 130,000 SEK

    Start date
    August
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Diploma in robotics

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    Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technician – Automation and Robotics - OCDip Centennial College, Canada

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    13,180 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,531 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Robotics and Automation Engineering - PGDipRobotEng University of Auckland, New Zealand

    Program type
    Postgraduate diploma
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    31,394 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 44,526 NZD

    Start date
    July, February
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Future robotics careers

Thanks to the global expansion and continuous evolution of the field, robotics students graduate with excellent employment prospects.

Companies and organizations are always looking for new and innovative ways to improve operations. As such, you’ll have the knowledge and expertise to achieve success in several roles and sectors, including:

  • Robotics engineer
  • Development engineer
  • Controls engineer
  • Quality assurance engineer
  • Laboratory assistant
  • Programmer
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Robotics scientist

Getting as much work experience as possible under your belt will help make you a stand-out candidate for graduate jobs. Speak to your university’s career advice service about the best way to secure placements and internships.